So, in this stage of development I have worked towards defining the 3 different columns of information. The title and timelines columns will be fixed above the fold while the body content will scroll, it will also include the new addition of drawers that will reveal the full essays. In regard to the timeline itself, I considered the best way to give the user content without giving too much would be to display a tight crop of the piece for that particular date. I felt the images would be more successful than trying to implement some sort of text, or numbering. A couple elements that still need to be resolved a bit more are the roll-over states as well as the on-click states. For this round I made the on-click states the fill color associated with either Vignelli or McCoy; however, I do not feel that it distinguishes enough, possible removing the timeline image block altogether once it is clicked on and the content is being viewed?? Hmmm....
forgot the click-state here...oops!! (above)
apparently here too...I need to get on that. (above)
the click-state for this page is where I discovered that its not as distinguished as I would like it to be (above)